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My lens won't go in and when I try to take a picture it clicks and the code E18 comes up.

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Lens error comes when your lens is not able to retract insde.
This can be due to some kind of dirt or any sand particles stuck inside the lens. this may also occur when the camera is dropped from a height which damages the lens system.
Please give a small tap to the camera lens. It works in many cases. If not you will have to consult a authorized service center

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Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for less than 50% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

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